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Brian Burke Gone from Anaheim

By way of TSN‘s text message breaking news updates, I just received this message:

“Brian Burke is out as the GM of the Anaheim Ducks.  Bob Murray is taking over.”

TSN has that much info up on their site now as well.  Updates to follow shortly. News conference scheduled for this afternoon.

Update 2:24pm ET: From the Toronto Star, this comment—

The Star’s Damien Cox reports that Burke will stay on as a consultant with the Ducks until the end of this season.

Update 2:40pm ET: More added to the TSN story—

Sources say Burke will, in this advisory capacity, have the ability to freely negotiate future employment opportunities as a GM in the NHL.

That would pave the way for Burke to be hired as president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the days, weeks or months ahead, if the Leafs and Burke so desire. And there is strong reason to believe that is precisely what will happen.

Update 4:05pm ET: Press release from the Ducks available here.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bob+murray, brian+burke

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